The Equator Prize 2017 winners announced for local innovative solutions tackling poverty, environment and climate challenges
Jun 30, 2017
40% of winners of global prize for local innovative solutions to tackle poverty, environment and climate change challenges are from Latin America and the Caribbean.
More than 700,000 Colombians benefited from UN Post-Conflict Fund initiatives
Jun 30, 2017
The first report of the United Nations Multipartner Trust Fund for the Post-Conflict reveals results to improve institutional capacities and territorial development.
Colombia, Dominican Republic, Panama, Surinam and Jamaica awarded UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal
Jun 5, 2017
The Gender Equality Seal recognizes the progress and successes of Country Offices in strengthening links between gender equality inside the office and development results.
Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030
May 3, 2017
Ventures will join a week-long bootcamp in Geneva and participate in UNDP Social Good Summit in Geneva in October 2017, where they will pitch their solutions for the SDGs and connect with corporates, international organizations, entrepreneurs and impact investors.
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
The following is a statement on behalf of President of the UNDP Executive Board, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on the departure of Helen Clark as Administrator of UNDP.
Secretary-General nominates Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of United Nations Development Programme
Apr 18, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), wrote to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Achim Steiner of Germany as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.
The Banco do Brasil Foundation of Social Technology Award is released in Brasília
Apr 17, 2017
Held every two years, the award is considered one of the main events of the third sector in Brazil. This year the competition is co-sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Brazil and the support of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Apr 6, 2017
The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Amidst progress, extreme poverty and exclusion among some groups persist in Latin America and the Caribbean, Report finds
Mar 21, 2017
Development gaps for women, indigenous peoples, remote dwellers and other groups set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including violence, discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.